The SCAA brings together professionals from the fields of architecture and art, as well as related fields, who are mainly pursing their professions in Switzerland and China. The purpose of the SCAA is to foster the mutual understanding between Swiss and Chinese architects and artists. It is intended to contribute to the deepened cooperation between the above-mentioned professionals in Switzerland and China, and to offer them a platform to exchange ideas and share experience.

The SCAA promotes interdisciplinary cooperation. It ensures the contact among its members and extends it to businesses, educational institutions, cultural organizations, as well as to the general public.

The SCAA also pursues its purpose in collaboration with other organizations with similar objectives. This is achieved in particular by the organization of conferences and lectures, publications and media work.